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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2019, 03:18:04 PM »
Ah ..... I am in agreement with you there Alec. Unless it is something specific that I want to look good, (like train crew), I go for the cheap ones. Most of the ones in the last lot of photo's came from a little bag that contains, at a guess, about 100 little people. If I remember correctly, they came in a job lot of bits and pieces I bought for a fiver on ebay.  Well I am a Yorkshire man but I have no idea why people think we are tight with money.  :no: ;)
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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2019, 08:47:57 PM »
Super-duper posts; thank you, David.

Mr Buffet is a splendid chap.  Berkshire Hathaway simply turned up and bought BNSF.  Mr Buffet said it was a bet on the future of America.  I wonder if he'll arrange to buy CSX or NS and create a US 'Transcon' railroad/railway.  By the way, I think his home layout is Lionel - great fun.

Anyway; thanks again for your posts.

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(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2019, 07:17:21 AM »
 :greatpicturessign: David. Good storyline too, with very realistic characters.  ;)

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« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2019, 07:26:05 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   Thanks again David really enjoying the super story, very clever characters.
         regards Derek.

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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #94 on: August 03, 2019, 01:12:22 AM »
Somehow I seem to have missed this excellent thread  :thumbsup:



Is that an EF64-0 series lurking in that thar shed?
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #95 on: August 03, 2019, 02:39:18 AM »
Looks Japanese to me!
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #96 on: August 03, 2019, 11:32:47 AM »
@railsquid @Bealman
You are not wrong. I have it listed on my stock sheet as an EF64 by Tomix, ref 2108. Do either of you gentlemen know when it was released? (Thanks for the link Squiddy).
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #97 on: August 03, 2019, 11:59:59 AM »
 :hellosign:

just caught up with this terrific thread; great story-telling, and great modelling

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« Reply #98 on: August 03, 2019, 12:20:05 PM »
Squiddy will sort it!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #99 on: August 03, 2019, 12:48:21 PM »
@railsquid @Bealman
You are not wrong. I have it listed on my stock sheet as an EF64 by Tomix, ref 2108. Do either of you gentlemen know when it was released? (Thanks for the link Squiddy).

2108 is indeed a Tomix E64-0 series, one of their "classics". I'm not sure exactly when these were released, most likely in the 1980s; it is certainly listed in my 1991 Tomix catalogue. This will most likely have the "classic" Tomix "springworm" drive, if you pop one of the end bogies off (they're designed for that, though at your own risk please) you'll see a spring in place of the traditional worm gear.

If you still have the original box, the address and telephone number will be shown on the underside and may narrow down the approximate era when this one was produced. If the postal code (the series of numbers next to what looks like a T with an extra bar on top, i.e. 〒) has 3 or 5 digits, it was produced in 1997 or earlier, because that was when the postal code system changed to 7 digits. If the telephone number has 9 digits (format "03 (123) 4567") it will be from 1991 or earlier, as that's when an extra digit was added.
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #100 on: August 03, 2019, 01:29:51 PM »
@railsquid
What a font of knowledge you are.  :thankyousign: The 〒 is followed by 124-71 but the telephone number is shown as 03(3693)1031, (10 digits not 9).  So, if I am understanding you correctly, my model is 1991 or earlier?.  ???

The box includes the full sprue of 'EF' numbers which obviously fit on the sides of the loco'. It also includes a sprue of 8 smaller bits which look to fit underneath the 'EF' bits - without getting the magnifying glass out, can you tell me what these signify please?
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #101 on: August 03, 2019, 01:52:16 PM »
@railsquid
What a font of knowledge you are.  :thankyousign: The 〒 is followed by 124-71 but the telephone number is shown as 03(3693)1031, (10 digits not 9).  So, if I am understanding you correctly, my model is 1991 or earlier?.  ???

Ah, other way round, the 10-digit telephone number is 1991 and later, so as the postal code is pre-1997 that puts the approximate production date somewhere between those two years.

The box includes the full sprue of 'EF' numbers which obviously fit on the sides of the loco'. It also includes a sprue of 8 smaller bits which look to fit underneath the 'EF' bits - without getting the magnifying glass out, can you tell me what these signify please?

The smaller parts are the manufacturers' plates, which are fitted beneath the numbers on the sides.

If you remove the polystyrene insert, there should be an instruction sheet (or more likely with earlier models the instructions printed directly onto the cardboard insert) matching number to manufacturer (JNR locomotives tended to be built to a design supplied by JNR and farmed out among multiple manufacturers). If you really care that much, as they really are hard to make out from normal viewing distances.
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #102 on: August 03, 2019, 02:20:26 PM »
@railsquid
The  details are printed directly onto the cardboard insert. I have said it before and will no doubt say it again - the amount of knowledge available from members of the forum, in matters not directly connected to n gauge, is amazing.  :beers: and  :thankyousign:
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #103 on: August 03, 2019, 02:45:29 PM »
I actually didn't know when exactly the phone numbers changed until I looked it up, I knew it must have been before I first came to Japan in the mid-1990s and I was only aware of their existence because you still see them around printed on old shop signs etc.

Anyway glad the obscure knowledge cluttering up the inside of my head is of use to someone  :thumbsup:
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Re: Averingcliffe
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2019, 09:45:59 PM »
Inspired by the success of Leon, I have created a Google Photo folder of some of the pictures showing the development of Averingcliffe.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN1Hmnu8Vhs8ZkI6dtNNQo8qwEgRLeSuOC1Nan168RUE2Mu2Sts0U2gNDlZafVg3w?key=Qi1RclhoTXh5QlVZQVdPVmQxbzY0RzBSQU5sQU5R
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